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Q&A: Uche Peter Umez interviews poet Musa Idris Okpanachi

AiW Guest: Uche Peter Umez. 

“Ironies and satires provide poetry with a kind of cynical beauty…” 

musa idrisInterviewer’s Note: Musa Idris Okpanachi teaches English Linguistics at the Department of English, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria. His poems have appeared in Vultures in the Air: Voices from Northern Nigeria, Kunapipi (Denmark), Pregnant Skies, Pyramids and Iraqi Literary Review. His first poetry collection The Eaters of the Living won the 2008 Association of Nigerian Authors/Cadbury Prize for poetry (2008) and was shortlisted for the 2009 Nigeria Prize for Literature. His second collection From the Margins of Paradise was longlisted in the Association of Nigerian Authors/Poetry Prize for 2013. 


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Some all-rounded writer with the wits to turn anything and everything to words with inspiration... cheering to glory and on...

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